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Human Nature

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Anjimile's first full-length studio album, Human Nature, is a colorful, chaotic, melodic journey into the labyrinth of thoughts and feelings that we call the human condition. Death looms, subtly but ominously, over this 10-track rumination on the wonders of life and the mysteries of the afterlife. What does it mean to feel the body, the mind, and the soul fully? How does it feel to be a human being? What is the feeling? Anjimile spends the entirety of Human Nature musing on these existential quandaries with a distinct vocal prowess that has never been more raw, more earnest, or more powerful.

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released March 24, 2015

Produced/Mixed/Mastered by Lee Schuna at The Ivy Basement
Engineered by Drew Wilcox
Percussion by Drew Wilcox
featuring Jason Smith on bass guitar (Wanted by the Law, I Was Wrong)
Music & Lyrics by Anji Chithambo
Album Artwork by Leah Corbett Photography

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Track Name: Glory
Mother wept when you were born
just as she should
What a glory in the sky
filling me up to the top
And we raise up our hands
just as we should
for the glory in our hearts
Track Name: Ha ha ha
Nice to meet you nice to meet
You have such a lovely home, suburban home
Take me to the living room, the bedroom
Yes I think I've seen enough
too nice to meet you

Ha ha ha

Chairs to mend, oh chairs to mend
I was, I was comfortable inhabiting
my old my old home away from home away
I was I was comfortable
oh, chairs to mend

Nice to meet you nice to meet
You have such a lovely home, suburban home
Take me to the living room, the bedroom
Yes I think I've seen enough
too nice to meet you

Urban beach on the eastern coast
I'll stay downtown for the summer
old house and an older ghost
to me it feels real
no cash in the city square
but I can survive on beans and rice
urban beach on the eastern coast

I live in Allston now
Track Name: I Was Wrong
Huffing and puffing and blowing you down
picking your parts up off of the ground
sitting and sighing and wondering why
heartless and hapless and hopeless am I

I was wrong and you were right
what else is new for us?
maybe this time I’ll try to understand your point of view and just be nice
Track Name: Wanted by the Law
Wonderful to me
It’s hard to believe my love was 1946
way back in the day

Part time on the land
part time in the office rubbing shoulders with the man
part time on the lam
hard times on the lam

Crazy for a while
mania - a style
can’t sweat the style
Into the Below
how deep can we go?
how low, how low?

Celebrate, elucidate your brain
ruminate, appreciate your pain

Lights out for the night
lightning, I’ll be damned
oh, wonderful sight
say, what is the plan?
hey, what is the plan?
I don’t understand

Hard pressed for a break
I’m just a mistake
Into the Below
how deep can we go?
How low, how low?

Celebrate, elucidate your brain
ruminate, appreciate our pain

Fleet feet on the run
Hard head, heavy hands
worry weighs a ton
part time on the lam
run right out of town
too slow to the draw
lost out in the sound
Wanted by the Law
Track Name: Human Nature
Nice to meet you Mr. Corporation
now you know my face and my name
tell me what to do and how to do it -
I need somebody to answer to and someone to blame

assalamualaikum to the brothers
sisters in the struggle for peace
I could never ever join the army

Blah, blah, blah, study music?
whatcha gonna do with that?
I’m just gonna live in a box
I’m just gonna live in a cardboard box!
It’s not a real career
it’s not a realistic option for the future and you’re never gonna make any money
and there’s no point if you’re never gonna make any money

Life or death, could be
wish you’d give me a break
Light a light to see
do whatever it takes

PAPER
PLASTIC
FAKER
ADDICT
HUMAN
NATURE
PLASTIC
PAPER

Life or death, could be
wish you’d give me a break
Light a light to see
do whatever it takes
Track Name: Rebellion
Kiss it
it doesn’t make it better
it takes more than your lipstick to forget her
Take it on the chin
but will the lord forgive you of your sin?
speak hands for me now
make the moves my mouth will not allow
close
and closer still
I admit I’ve yet to get my fill

I had to ask in words you understand

I still don’t miss you, if you wanted to know
Did you ever learn to let me go?
Sorry, but not for real
It’s never mattered less how you feel

I had to ask in words you understand

I can’t give you my love, dear, if you don’t call me back
Track Name: Therapy
When I stood by the muddy water banks in the wood
sitting, wondering if I will, if I should
be remanded for my right, for my good
In the end they say it’s fine

So I try
try as best as I know how to defy
every question, every doubt, every lie
I am doing what I have to get by
can’t you just pretend you’re proud of me?
Like I know that you’re supposed to be
Like my partner, like my family
Are you scared of me?

I’ve learned a lot at Therapy
my mind is taking care of me, it’s hard

I’ve learned a lot at Therapy
my mind is taking care of me, i’m good

There, there I’ve said it all
now it’s your turn
tell me what you feel
and what you’ve learned

it’s the truth
i am growing up and growing fast
i will stretch my youth to make it last
Track Name: Brain Disease
Spare the spare
sorry, it was meant to be
when you really work it out, it’s all about about the afterlife
Ham and eggs
greener than I ever dreamed
with a little help from you we’ll see it through
we always do

It’s not for better, it’s not for worse
wisdom’s a gimmick and joy’s a curse

Joyful thoughts
have you any joyful thoughts?
feeling all in love and sex and thinking existentially

Crazy shit
violence is a brain disease
life is but a dream
i can’t begin to understand it all

It’s not for better, it’s not for worse
wisdom’s a gimmick and joy’s a choice

Do the twist
go ahead and shake it up
baby, we can paint the town
the music down beneath the ground
Track Name: I Go
After you were after you were

Bad times any old good times
our times, going too far times

Open at the close
saying goodbye
that’s just how it goes
New year, New life
happy as could be
saying hello
trailing me
whither I go

After you were after you were